Firstly, apologies for the blandest title ever, but in the interest of all those make-up hungry and Chanel obsessed women out there I thought I'd keep it simple for Google searches seeing as this gorgeous product is brand spanking new!!
It's so new in fact that it's barely been out a week, and the tell tale sign as to how this review is going to go, I guess is that I'm already blogging about it.
I'll keep the story short and sweet, I saw, I swatched, I spent.
The Illusion d'Ombre eyeshadows, of which there are six, are quite possibly the prettiest little pots of metallic magnificence I've ever seen and completely irresistible.
On first appearances, prior to sticking your finger in them for that ever so tempting swatch, these shadows look just like any old pot of pigment or glitter but when you touch them they transform.
Are they a cream? Are they a gel or a mousse? It's hard to describe but they are more solid than a cream, bouncier than a gel and not creamy like a mousse.
The best way I can describe the unique formula is that it reminds me oddly of a memory foam cushion, a strange comparison I know but if you swatch one you'll get it.
So how does this crazy new formula perform?
Amazingly! I love it; it's so soft to touch that you can barely feel it and gives a beautiful and intense pigmentation that's hard to beat.
The shade I purchased was Illusoire (83), a stunning purple with grey undertones and multi-dimensional sparkles.
As you can see above it's very sparkly but not in an over glittery way, it's more metallic in finish than sheer sparkles, just beautiful!
Chanel advises that you use the cute travel brush it comes with to apply them but personally I found this didn't pick up nearly as much pigment as my good old digit did.
I think if your going to use this product as an eyeliner then the brush would be good as it's slightly angled but again personally I preferred to use my finger to apply it under the eyes.
I wore this out the day I got it and absolutely loved it, super easy for those of us that don't know how to do a complex make-up look for a night out.
A few swipes with your finger and a little blending - voila!
My bestie, Helen, above, wore Mirifique (85), a stunning black with silver sparkles in case you were wondering what's on her lids.
Chanel describes their pretty little pots as a long wearing luminous eyeshadow and I have to agree they do last a long time, till 3am to be precise without fading, creasing or smudging.
I was a little surprised actually with the longevity because when you swatch them on your hand they just wipe straight off unlike other cream shadows which just don't budge (Benefit's Creaseless shadows, Urban Decay's primer potions etc) but somehow they do stay put.
I am not positive but I think these cushion like creations are limited edition so if you like the look of them I advise you to run to Chanel asap, as I predict these are going to sell out faster than the new cult polish, Peridot (amazing but not for me)!
Oh and the cost before I forget; They are Chanel so they do carry a premium price tag of £22.50 a pot, hefty I know but you won't regret splashing the cash on one of these.
Have you spotted these yet?Any other shades I should look at (buy)?